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Wayne State Univ School of Medicine

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Survey Name Wayne State Univ School of Medicine Created Date 12-01-2005
Survey Description - Updated Date 12-13-2005
Category Medical Schools Interviews Last Answer 12-18-2005
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1 of 1 people found the following overall summary result helpful.



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1. What do you like best about your school?
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  • - A large class (approx 260 or so) which allows you to meet many people. There is also extraordinary cultural diversity among the students. - Diversity of student population - Diversity of the clinical experience - With such a large student body, our voices are heard and changes are made when needed. I definitely like the student involvement in administrative, academic, etc., decisions. - Oppurtunity to work with the underserved. Wide range of experiences since located in inner city. - The clinical experience is second to none. We are the only medical school serving and entire metropolitan area. The patient population is vast and the physicians are excellent teachers. - They make it easy for people to learn whose study habits are not exactly traditional. (eg. you can skip class and not miss anything because they have so many resources for you to learn things by effective means other than attending lectures). Clinical years are supposed to be superior to many other schools also (due to location) - There are tons of opportunities to get involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. - Expert clinical skills students acquire during their training. Extra-curricular program availability. - Hands-on exposure with a lot of staff patients - 1. Preference for in-state residents; 2. Very reasonable tuition; 3. Strong basic sciences curriculum and USMLE 1 preparation; 4. Good clinical experience; 5. Preparation for postgraduate training; - Ethnic diversity; basic sciences curriculum; research opportunities; clinical training; ability to work w/underserved patients; - Large inner city population, plenty of hospitals to rotate through, exposure to everything. - Great hands on experience with very sick patients during clinical years. Patient population provides for terrific learning. - opportunities for extracurricular organizations. Clinical training years are superb. Diversity of student body. - Clinical exposure - Lots of opportunities for extracurricular involvement, social gatherings, large student body with lots of diversity; you can get elective experiences in virtually any subspecialty of medicine you can imagine. - The various opportunities to serve the community

2. Atmosphere
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4. Geography
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6. Academics (Years 1 & 2):
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8. Facilities
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10. Opportunities
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12. What do you like least about your school?
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  • - The location; the med school is isolated from WSU's main campus and there is very little to do (businesses, restaurants, coffee shops, etc) within two blocks of the school. It is certainly not very 'campus-esque'. - Lack of school pride and distance b/w students and alumni - Interaction with higher-ups is not always so friendly - The lack of career and financial planning. - Safety issues. Located in inner city. - Unfortunately the area is not the safest or the most fun close to the school. - almost feels as though they are not too supportive of any fields other than primary care (my feelings may change in the clinical years) - The location. Campus itself is safe, but it's surrounded by some pretty rough areas. - Location (should improve within few years) - Poor teaching and learning materials/facilities in years 1 and 2. Years 3 and 4 taught mostly by FMG residents - attendings barely interested. - 1. Lack of prestige; 2. Basic sciences, at times, overwhelming; 3. Inadequate research opportunities; 4. Disorganized clinical experience; 5. Boredom, lack of support during fourth yr; - Lack of prestige; location; large, impersonal, competitive class; commuting to school; disappointment w/clinical experience; - Detroit can be a hard place to live because there are few downtown housing options. There are plenty of suburbs, and there is more and more being built in the city. - It's difficult to decide which is worse, WSU student services (financial aid, transcripts, scheduling...) or the city of Detroit(abandoned buildings, crime, potholes, Lions...). - it is in downtown Detroit. It is large class. Wayne at times is slow about getting students small things like e-mail accounts, student IDs, etc. - location

13. Please share any other thoughts you may have about your school.
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  • - The current Financial Aid system needs to be revamped completely - Wayne is a great school. I feel that the clinical experience gained here is invaluable and is very hard to get any place else. Also, years 1 and 2 were excellent in preparation for the Boards and clinical rotations. - Is an excellent school to gain experience since it is in a large metropolitan area. - It is an excellent teaching facility with and extraordinary amount of opportunites to get involved with the community. I have been so involved that I think I kind of take the community invlovment for granted. - I recommend it. - Don't go here. - Overall, a strong medical school that will prepare you for a top-notch residency in a competitive speciality; however, competitive spirit not universal among students - you must seek these out for yourself, which can, at times, be very difficult. - The class size is huge, so this may not be good for everyone, but there is plenty of small group stuff and ways to get individualized attention. - Great clincical experience but not a collegiant atmosphere. Very little to do on an isolated medical campus in a run-down city. Recommend the program for the relatively low tuition and the training.